Should Pachauri Stay or Should He Go?

Two differing opinions about the future of Rajendra Pachauri, head of the IPCC klimate kops.

United Nations Climate Chief must go or, Why Pachauri must stay as Chairman of the IPCC

Which gives me a perfect excuse to post this:

A raucous start to a Sunday, enjoy.

UPDATE: Pachauri’s fate may be out of his hands sooner than later.

IPCC Cited Greenpeace Propaganda

After the damning revelation that the IPCC used WWF articles in the AR4 Report, now we learn that eco-terrorist group Greenpeace were also favored sources at the UN body.

Donna LaFramboise has blown the lid off Greenpeace’s involvement in the IPCC’s AR4 report, finding that the activist group was the sole reference behind the claim that coral reef degradation is caused by global warming.  To be fair, Greenpeace knows a thing or two about coral reef destruction, so you can see why the IPCC might have been tempted to use their propaganda.

nice reef, shame if something were to happen to it

Click over to Donna’s site to read it all, and see Watts’ interpretation too.

Vaccine Alarmist Reaps the Whirlwind

An important news story comes from the UK as the doctor behind the hoax linking the MMR vaccine to autism faces losing his license.

Andrew Wakefield’s bogus research scared parents away from having their children vaccinated against dangerous but preventable childhood diseases.  At least two children died as a result of not being immunized. What might have motivated Wakefield to make scaremongering claims against a safe, effective vaccine?  Money, perhaps:

He [Wakefield] was also criticised for not telling the Lancet he had filed a patent for a measles vaccine to rival MMR, and for starting a child on an experimental drug called Transfer Factor, which he planned to produce and sell, without the necessary paediatric qualifications.

It looks very much as if Wakefield wanted to ruin the reputation of the MMR vaccine to create a favorable market for his own solution, without regard for the consequences to innocents.

Wakefield took advantage of parents seeking an explanation for their children’s autism and offered them something to blame, the MMR vaccine.  But his research was false and no other study ever supported his theory.  The disturbing element of the story is Wakefield’s ‘supporters’, people who became so invested in his false narrative that they can’t let it go even as the awful truth is revealed.  Much like global warming believers, they are unable to reorient their mindset to understand they were duped by cynical hucksters seeking money and power.

The findings against Wakefield should serve as a warning to alarmists of all stripes – irresponsible activism has consequences.  Phil Jones of the CRU might yet be tried for criminal actions, and it’s fair to say the global warming activism sector is a target rich environment for future fraud investigations.

Be worried, alarmists, eventually your lies will catch up with you, and the Internet never forgets.

Vaccine Alarmist Reaps the Whirlwind

An important news story comes from the UK as the doctor behind the hoax linking the MMR vaccine to autism faces losing his license.

Andrew Wakefield’s bogus research scared parents away from having their children vaccinated against dangerous but preventable childhood diseases.  At least two children died as a result of not being immunized. What might have motivated Wakefield to make scaremongering claims against a safe, effective vaccine?  Money, perhaps:

He [Wakefield] was also criticised for not telling the Lancet he had filed a patent for a measles vaccine to rival MMR, and for starting a child on an experimental drug called Transfer Factor, which he planned to produce and sell, without the necessary paediatric qualifications.

It looks very much as if Wakefield wanted to ruin the reputation of the MMR vaccine to create a favorable market for his own solution, without regard for the consequences to innocents.

Wakefield took advantage of parents seeking an explanation for their children’s autism and offered them something to blame, the MMR vaccine.  But his research was false and no other study ever supported his theory.  The disturbing element of the story is Wakefield’s ‘supporters’, people who became so invested in his false narrative that they can’t let it go even as the awful truth is revealed.  Much like global warming believers, they are unable to reorient their mindset to understand they were duped by cynical hucksters seeking money and power.

The findings against Wakefield should serve as a warning to alarmists of all stripes – irresponsible activism has consequences.  Phil Jones of the CRU might yet be tried for criminal actions, and it’s fair to say the global warming activism sector is a target rich environment for future fraud investigations.

Be worried, alarmists, eventually your lies will catch up with you, and the Internet never forgets.

Global Warming Hoax Weekly Round-Up, Jan.28th 2010

The IPCC gets a global drubbing for peddling recycled WWF glacier-ganda, Al Gore loves astroturf and there’s more green-on-green action than a superbowl between the Eagles and the Jets.

Oh, and Megan Fox is your weekly hottie, so scroll down and get it out of your system now while the links are still fresh.

Part One: Al Gore & Friends

Al Gore is beyond parody.  In a post entitled ‘Green Pastors’, Al blogs about ministers that use the environmental agenda to pull in more bums on pews:

“”We actually encourage it as a way to get people into the churches,” said Lee Anne Beres, the executive director of Earth Ministry, a Seattle group founded in 1992 that has guided many area congregations through environmental upgrades over the past decade but has recently emphasized more direct political action for pastors and parishioners. “That is what people are interested in, and I don’t see anything Machiavellian in that.””

Nothing wrong with a bit of inter-faith cooperation, I guess.

Al Gore takes a lesson in branding from a diminutive musician from the Twin cities and ‘The Phenomenon Formerly Known as Global Warming’ is born. Maybe next Al will carve ‘slave’ onto his cheek too? (satire, as if you didn’t know)

How green is my astroturf? Good question Al, good question. Meanwhile, most letters to the editor these days are far more skeptical in tone.

That ‘settled’ science is looking far more shaky with each revelation from the crooked world of climatology, as this poll shows.  Also, for anyone that thought you needed to be smart to be a member of the ‘elite’ the poll provides proof to the contrary.  More evidence of this later.

Burning books is never a great idea, although some titles are more tempting than others.  Enjoy the video, but forgive them their bad English accents, they tried.  Bless ’em.

The ignoble Nobel.  Klockarman wants it revoked, but that’s against the rules.  I know one moonbat who don’t care about rules and revocations:

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The prophet likes the idea of electronics being labeled with information that tells you how quickly your new TV is going to kill a polar bear.  Or something.

Harry Reid is to most people a vindictive little bureaucrat that long ago exceeded his Peter Principle potential.  But to Al, Dingy Harry is a beacon of hope, and, dare I say it… change?  Shame that Al’s best Senate buddy looks like he has an expiry date.

Part Two: AGW Scaremongers

Global warming muppet Jim Hansen, not content with representing the US Government’s support for civil disobedience in the UK, is endorsing a book by wannabe eugenecist Keith Farnish that longs for the return of the stone age.  You know, instead of trying to pry iPods from our cold, dead hands, isn’t there some fetish camp for these hippies if what they really want to do is drag chicks around by the hair and bash flints together all day long?  Sheesh.  More here on NASA’s mad scientist.

The CRU investigation turns into a thin whitewash job, and while there was law-breaking, they’ll walk on a technicality.  Which makes Phil Jones into OJ Simpson, or something.

The Mother Nature network rushed to prove that glaciers do still melt, despite the IPCC’s recent embarrassment, but forgets about a basic little something the rest of call ‘winter’ and ‘summer’.  Doh!

Oh noes, global warming causes the Thames’ eel population to crash, threatening a popular east ender delicacy.  One local was concerned, “‘cor blimey guv’ner, strike a light.  Me luvverly jellied eels are all Father Ted?  Now we’re proper Donald Ducked, innit?”  Help here.

The Royal Society, given a chance to buffer the hapless climate scientists, ducks and passes.

Steve McIntyre, the human kryptonite to warmists, notices that one particularly awkward fallout from Glaciergate is that the science behind the EPA’s finding that CO2 is a toxic danger to life on Earth (yeah, I know) might not meet, er, EPA standards for peer-review.  Awkward.

Donna LaFramboise dug into the glaciergate affair, looking for nefarious work from the WWF.  And found it, lots of it. She promises to expose Greenpeace next, which has me rubbing my hands together in anticipation.

The green movement has more gates than a place with a lot of gates.  Or something.  Anyway, say hello to Amazongate.  And, no it’s not about a rogue online bookseller.

Call the whaaaaambulance, a warmist without the wit to win in a fair debate blames the nasty well-funded vast global-warming skeptic conspiracy.  Which reminds me, Big Oil, your check hasn’t arrived yet.  Hello?

Jennifer Marohasy has a linkilicious page of, er, links and wonders when Pachauri will resign and where is Al Gore.  And more.

Fun and gates from Jo Nova:

Weather hysteric Gwynne dyer sounds about ready to give up.  We can dream, right?

Stuck on stupid, the IPCC is still unable to let any criticism pass without trying to punch back, even when they have been caught with their hand in the cookie jar.  Roger Jr. rogers the IPCC bunk.

Here’s further proof that elites are often dumber than a bag of hammers.  Prince Charles.  I rest my case.

Green on green action, the UK’s top climate guy turns on doomsayers, and not in the good way:

I don’t think it’s healthy to dismiss proper scepticism,’ he said. Climate researchers should be less hostile to sceptics who question their predictions… Science grows and improves in the light of criticism. There is a fundamental uncertainty about climate change prediction that can’t be changed.’  He said that the false claim about glaciers in the IPCC report revealed a wider problem with the way that some evidence was presented. ‘Certain unqualified statements have been unfortunate,’ he added.  ‘We have a problem in communicating uncertainty. There’s definitely an issue there. If there wasn’t, there wouldn’t be the level of scepticism

This is new, Tom on Tom action.  Nelson 4, Friedman 0.  Heh.

Silly you, did you think global warming was about science?

John Kerry, the other Democrat that was beaten by George W. gets in touch with his inner moonbat and wants warmists to ‘get angry’.  Yeah, that’ll help.

We have a potential soul-mate for weepy Bill McKibben, a Canuckian called Mardi Tindal:

“And I said, ‘Doug, I’m weeping for the millions of lives that have been lost as a result of what did and did not happen in Copenhagen,” Ms. Tindal said. “My experience was that I had a place to go with my tears and my lament … It’s an expression of pain for the world’s suffering.”

PETA might not be strictly anything to do with global warming, but they’re extremist lefty moonbats who must be mocked nonetheless.  And you won’t find a finer example of a darned good Internet drubbing than this.  Read it and whoop.

The BBC’s ‘ethical man’ mused that perhaps the environmental movement wasn’t being helped by all the other leftard groups hitching their various wagons to the parade, and discovers that previous green credentials mean diddly squat if dare question the faithful.  His bemusement, it pleases me.

Oh noes, it’s too late, we’re doomed.  Unless we kill billions of people, of course.  More population control fetishism from the sort of people that brought us eugenics.

Part Three: Inconvenient Truths

Pop quiz.  Which represents a real danger to life on Earth, a trace gas that feeds plants and crops, or a giant tumbling meteor the size of Texas? With Dr. Nobama’s new direction for NASA, good luck offsetting Armageddon.  Which gives me an excuse to use this, featuring previous global hottie Arwen Liv Tyler:

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A new poll shows that Global Warming is at the top of the list of concerns of the American public.  If you hold it upside down, that is.

Mike gets serious about global warming in a thoughtful piece about, um, the seriousness of global warming.

It’s the silt, stupid.  Or how climate modelers overlooked mud and land mass creation.  Oops.

Will President Obama restore science to its rightful place, as he promised.  Good one.

Climategate:USA, coming soon?  Well if they can create NCIS: LA, why the hell not?

CBS gets into the cost of climate junkets:

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Watch CBS News Videos Online.

The Scott Brown effect moves faster than Chuck Norris with a commie in his sights.  Three Democrats bravely turn their backs and flee the cap and trade Bill, because the threat of not being re-elected is far more real than global warming.  Even Boxer thinks it’s over.

NASA finds a bus, just in time to throw the IPCC under it.

Awkardness and glaciergate, a scientist admits he knew the data was junk, but he was ignored.  Voodoo science, indeed.  The IPCC’s love of disaster pr0n has caught up with them, as wild eyed claims of global doom are revisited and found wanting.

The US Chamber of Commerce lines up the EPA for some legal trouble.

Not too bad for government work, only 40% of the UK government’s climate report is fraudulent.  See, IPCC – those are the kind of standards you can only dream of meeting.  It’s your must-read of the week.

Ahem.  It’s the Sun, stupid.

Nothing says you’re serious about saving the planet like selling carbon credits you took at the point of a gun.

The IPCC report was ‘sexed-up’ so that the USA would sign Kyoto.  Science, what science?

Here comes the green-on-green CYA action.  A Canadian scientist throws the IPCC under the bus in an attempt to shore up credibility of climate science:

Andrew Weaver, a climatologist at the University of Victoria, says the leadership of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has allowed it to advocate for action on global warming, rather than serve simply as a neutral science advisory body.  “There’s been some dangerous crossing of that line,” said Weaver on Tuesday, echoing the published sentiments of other top climate scientists in the U.S. and Europe this week.  “Some might argue we need a change in some of the upper leadership of the IPCC, who are perceived as becoming advocates,” he told Canwest News Service. “I think that is a very legitimate question.”

The devil’s climate dictionary.  And the do-over.

Melting glaciers, meet growing glaciers.  It’s like there’s a circle of life, or something.

2008 and 2009 were the coolest years in the USA since 1998.

The Greenhouse Effect and the laws of physics, not necessarily all that compatible.  Maybe we can repeal those pesky laws?

Part Four: AGW in the News

Another green solution that wasn’t.  Make light bulbs more efficient by making them… dimmer?

Windmills, windmills, everywhere.  Or not?

Ontario makes nice with Korean Samsung and throws $10 billion to the wind. It’s so great that wind power is so reliable and has no problems.  Oh, wait.  But it’s cheap right?  Err, no.

bird shredders in the mist

T. Boone’s new ads have gotten American Arabs in a uproar, which is pure comedy if you ask me.

Russia TV covers more of the IPCC’s glaciergate trouble, video at the link.

The UK Parliament launches an investigation into Climategate, and might actually have teeth.

Companies with millions invested in biofuel development attack a new study that suggest biofuels are, um,  quite crap actually.

Rick Sanchez, the CNN blowhard, skewers the ‘inexcusable’ IPCC glacier claim.  what’s next, Jack Cafferty attacking Nancy Pelosi?  Wait, he did already?

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Surely, this is a sign of the end times.

At least the Sydney Morning Herald hasn’t started taking a skeptical line yet.  Wait, what?  Oh my.

It’s a billion (with a ‘b’!) dollar hoax, Bolt says so.

Kallyvornyans are starting to smell the rotten economy and wonder if leading the world in environmental standards is really all that smart.

I say the Foundation is Cracking, Andrew Neil says it’s a dam.  Potato, tomato.

The IPCC finds a devastating argument to silence their critics, ‘we’re only human’.  I’m speechless, I thought the science was settled, that to question it was voodoo science and denial because these guys were steely eyed missile men of the exalted PhD clan.

Save the polar bears.  Oh wait, they seem to be saving themselves.

Oh good, more mad scientists who want to ‘geo-engineer’ us out of global warming doom.  Because geo-engineers are so good at predicting outcomes.

The Daily Express and the climate con.  Ouch, headlined on the front page.

Phil Jones and the motley CRU are found guilty of hiding their data.  But they escape punishment because of a technicality.  Odds of Jones returning to his old job, 0%.

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Part Five: Global Hottie

This week’s hottie is constantly at the top of list’s of hotties, and who am I to buck a trend?  I was leaning toward bring you Liv Tyler, who was in Armageddon, a disaster movie.  Instead, welcome Megan Fox, who was in a disaster of a movie.  See, it’s all linked in the great scheme of things.  And, here’s a link for regular round-up readers Tracy and Paua, just this once.

hot. the coffee too, probably.

Thanks for reading.

Glacial Thinking

It’s typical of global warming alarmists that they feel compelled to refute any and all criticism of the science of climate change, even when they must know that they appear ridiculous.

Geoffrey Lean, The Daily Telegraph’s environment correspondent was unable to wait even a week after the shocking admissions of Glaciergate before he tried to wrestle the narrative back with a story that claims that other glaciers are still shrinking. It’s as if he thinks an increasingly skeptical public will simply forget they were duped by the IPCC.

It’s also typical that he ignores glaciers that are growing and gives his readers only a portion of the whole truth in an effort to paper over the lies exposed by Glaciergate.

Lean’s problem, and the problem facing all alarmists now, is that post-Climategate there is a level of scrutiny co-mingled with skepticism at their every claim, so the modus operandi that served them well up to last November is no longer effective.  Lies, half-truths and desperate claims of impending doom no longer work, but the alarmists haven’t realized that yet and until they do articles like Lean’s make them look weak and desperate.

Cracks in the Foundation

The IPCC Fourth Assessment Report (AR4) on Climate Change is the foundation that every government and activist group builds on in their frenzy to either tax a somnolent populace or to bleed trillions of dollars out of the global economy to address a ‘problem’ that is pure fiction.

Which means that it is very big news when the lid is blown off the inner workings behind AR4 and we discover that the IPCC’s seminal report included work by activist groups without peer-review or, it seems, any basic questions at all.  It’s hard for embattled IPCC leader Rajendra Pachauri to claim only one or two pages from a 900+ page report are flawed after he spent so long denying there could be any flaw.

The list of errors, omissions or outright falsehoods grows daily, keeping the -gate suffix factories busy as they append Climate, Pachauri, Glacier, Amazon and now Africa.

The global warming industry is dominated by a self-interested group of people with a political agenda and a vested financial interest in keeping the public in fear about the weather.  Thanks to the paradigm-shattering revelations of Climategate, the dam has burst and AGW leaders like Phil Jones, James Hansen, Al Gore, Lord Stern, Rajendra Pachauri et al are exposed and vulnerable to awkward questions.  Their cheerleaders may scoff and pretend the global warming hoax is intact, but banks are abandoning the carbon scam and when even the BBC asks tough questions, you know the fat lady is warming up.

The IPCC acronym might be retooled to mean Idealogue Prophets with Collapsing Credibility, the only question left is how fast will the house of cards fall.

Monday Meltdown: IPCC Undone, MEP Rage and Browning Greens

The global warming hoax is falling apart fast and may already have passed the point of recovery. Credibility is a fine thing until you don’t have any, as the AGW community is finding out.

IPCC Undone

The IPCC might be forgiven for being surprised by the sudden chill in the air surrounding its scientific credibility and questions about its leader’s veracity.  Only a couple of years ago Rajendra Pachauri accepted the plaudits of the Nobel Committee as he stood alongside Al Gore, the P.T. Barnum of the global warming circus and basked in the glow of an adoring media.  In light of the latest revelations of IPCC fraud, the media is calling for Pachauri’s head, and his response is to… deny the problem.  How quickly things change when the truth is revealed.

MEP Rage

First we had MEP Daniel Hannan eviscerating Gordon Brown for our YouTube delight, now we have another British MEP all fired up about global warming.  When did the European Parliament become so entertaining?

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Browning Greens

Scott Brown, the GOP Senator-elect from Massachussetts has upset more than Obamacare’s schedule.  Brown’s victory made yellow Blue-dog Democrats turn into opponents of green cap and trade legislation.  No need for colorful metaphors.

Global Warming Hoax Weekly Round-Up, Jan. 21st 2010

A Miss World wants us all to go vegan, a city in the north of England may be hugely improved by global warming and the Met Office explains how it ensures the world is always warmer.

But first, a correction from last week, when I suggested the Doomsday Clock had moved forward.  it didn’t, it went backward.  But I’m still right twice daily.

Part One: Al Gore & Friends

Font-tastic!  Not only did Al Gore’s latest book bring us photo-shopped doom on the cover, it also needed a whole new font.  Apparently the global warming prophet was unconvinced that his ecoangelical message could be conveyed properly if a number 1 looked like a capital I, so Al had a new font designed.

When Al Gore and George Soros are in a room together, can that be good news for anyone?

Al gets all conspiracy wee-wee’d up and wants, nay, demands to know who is behind the Murkowski amendment.  He cites evidence that the folks are ‘deniers’ and pushes readers to sign his Repower America petition.  Tell you what, Al, how about you explain to the world where you found $300 million for the Repower America effort before you go pointing fingers?

Al Gore has taken a page from President Obama and has purchased a large bus so that he can throw inconvenient people under it.  The first to disappear under the Gaia-wagon wheels is Pat Robertson, presumably for his dopey declaration about Haiti’s deal with the devil.

Al Gore dialed down the rhetoric, ahem, ‘mispoke’ about the great ice-free Arctic and corrected himself.  It’s not a new story, but somehow I missed it before and just cannot let a Gore facepalm moment go to waste.

Poor Al, he’s dropped 4 places on the influential liberals list.  Not to worry, by this time next year, there might not be anyone on the list.  Heh.

Apple, the smuggest tech company on the planet, may not be as green as you think.

Part Two: AGW Scaremongers

Some enterprising fellow has read all of the Climategate emails so you don’t have to.

Simon spent $15 and found that what makes the headlines from a study is not exactly the same thing that the study actually finds, inconveniently.

The IPCC has admitted that it’s headline making prediction about melting Himalayan glaciers was bunk.  You won’t be surprised to know that the terrorist-loving WWF had a hand in this sordid tale.

When world leaders met in Copenhagen last month, we were told endless times that it was the last chance for the planet, that certain doom would befall the world if nothing was done.  Well, nothing was done, but the UN believes that the issue is so urgent that it’s dropping the deadline for countries to sign up.  Wait, what?

Yvo de Boer, UN climate change chief, today changed the original date set at last month’s fractious Copenhagen climate summit, saying that it was now a “soft” deadline, which countries could sign up to when they chose. “I do not expect everyone to meet the deadline. Countries are not being asked if they want to adhere… but to indicate if they want to be associated [with the Copenhagen accord].

Another green activist is in jail this week.  He’s driving a bus around the world because apparently you can save the planet that way and was arrested because he had no idea that his satellite phone was illegal.  Add that to the list of many things that Andy Pag doesn’t know.

Richard North has his sights set on a certain railway engineer and leader of the UN IPCC.  I recommend you read the work North is doing to expose Pachauri’s conflicts of interest, it’s astounding, and if you have time, this week’s must read

FLOTUS, the Klingon warrior bride of POTUS, pulled a fast one with some veggies for a TV show.

from Star Trek 6 'the undiscovered cucumber'

A Miss World contestant wants us all to go vegan.  A spokeshead for her TV show said: “”The station promotes a vegan diet as the fastest way to cool the planet, slow down global warming and influence climate change.” It’s a magical trifecta!  The miss world contestant is the daughter of  Chris DeBurgh, the uni-brow singer of Lady in Red, a song I’d happily play in endless loops to Guantanemo inmates.

Greenpeace morons interupted a speech in Canada, and one student now considers herself educated about the tarsands.  Jebus.

Now that the IPCC has admitted it basically made up the melting Himalayan glacial melt, the man they dismissed for bringing up the truth wants an apology.  Good luck with that, chum.

Eco-terrorists Greenpeace get a shellacking for their life-endangering stunts and anti-development activism:

Worldwide, 1.5 billion people still don’t have electricity for lights, refrigerators, stoves, schools, shops, hospitals and factories that would bring health, opportunity and prosperity. Yet Greenpeace continues to battle hydrocarbon, hydroelectric and nuclear power, telling people they should be content with solar panels or wind turbines that provide intermittent, insufficient energy – and guarantee sustained poverty.

Sen.Feinstein of California falls victim to some green-on-green action from emo-Joe Romm for her opposition to solar and wind projects.  I love the smell of arugula in the morning, or something.

At last, we’ve found a green job created by the stimulus.  Oh, wait, no we haven’t, he already had a job faking fancy charts.

Oh noes, Tigers are doomed by global warming. Add them to the list.

Shut up, they explained.

Jolly Prince Chuckles visited the beseiged University of East Anglia, because when the world thinks you’re a bunch of ideological hacks, a visit from a meaningless royal is just what you need.

Scottish separatist Alex Salmond wants to go the Maldives to learn about climate change.  Oddly enough, some fellow Scots are against spending that kind of cash.

Alphabetgate, now searchable.

Read this and feel sorry for the poor guy who ended up married to the green queen of mean…

Aussie scientists reverse a scary-prediction in the wake of Climategate.  Expect lots more of this back-tracking as scientists start to value credibility over grants.

Wild Hogs go to Mexico.  Huh?

New York moppets are in danger of being eaten by sewer alligators, because of global warming, naturally.

Part Three: Inconvenient Truths

City living is greener than you think.  Take that, country hippies.

The Antarctic, still not melting.

The UK’s Met Office finally lets slip how they ensure that even the coldest, snowiest winter for years will be shown to be ‘warm’:

In fact, the Met still asserts we are in the midst of an unusually warm winter — as one of its staffers sniffily protested in an internet posting to a newspaper last week: “This will be the warmest winter in living memory, the data has already been recorded. For your information, we take the highest 15 readings between November and March and then produce an average. As November was a very seasonally warm month, then all the data will come from those readings.”

The ripples of Climategate have reached as far as the Cattleman’s Beef Association, who are using the misbehavior at UAE to challenge the EPA.

Green jobs you can believe in.  In China.

Ouch, ‘Because without Consensus, scientific conclusions would have to be based on something other than hearsay.’

Michigan took a step to free the USA from its dependence on foreign nickel, but greens don’t want domestic nickel for their hybrid cars, apparently.

Hey, if CO2 drives temperature, shouldn’t it be warmer in here?

Canada has over 100 temperature measuring stations in the North, so why does NOAA only use one for the entire Canadian Arctic?

How green was my city?  It might be too green, now grass is bad for the environment too.

James Inhofe, the skeptic’s skeptic, is displeased about not making it to No.1 on Rolling Stones chart.

It must be summer in Australia, because the snow has arrived.  Wait, what?

Florida, land of golf courses, Disney and frozen fish.

Polar bears, still not endangered.

Bird shredding wind power is not just bad for pleassant views, it’s unreliable.  Unless you double down on stupid, of course.

The IPCC knows what it’s talking about, except when it doesn’t.

Mo nukes, mo’ nukes, mo’ nukes.

Part Four: AGW in the News

Who knew that economies of scale applies to nuclear power stations too?

The Uk’s Met Office, ponders what to do about long-term forecasts as the BBC looks to take its business to more reliable predictors, like tea leaves or something.

California has adopted new green building codes, because let’s face it, their economy is such great shape right now, what’s the harm?

The Daily Express front pages the Himalayan glacier debacle. File under ‘things we never saw before Climategate’.

Here’s a great wheeze, a new carbon offset development.  Or, forests, as we used to call them.

Hull, a city in the UK famous for being somewhere in the North, could soon become Venetian as global warming makes the seas rise.  Except of course, Venice is a centre for craftmanship, arts and culture and Hull is, well, not any of those.

not exactly gondoliers

The UK will have an election this Spring, and so far only 6% of conservative candidates care about global warming.  Of course, that’s ^5 too mant, but it’s a start.

Scott Brown, the miracle Republican winner in Massachussetts, may well be the final nail in the cap and trade coffin.

The UN wants to raise taxes?  How about NO.

Forget your SUV, it’s those darned pink-footed Geese killing Gaia.

Plug-in hybrid cars are not the answer, just ask Toyota.

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Part Five: Global Hottie

Back to an old favorite this week, because I’ve got the flu and this is as good as comfort food.  Skeptics, welcome Scarlett Johanssen as your global hottie.

Thanks for reading.

Sea Shepherds Seeking Satisfaction

Earlier this month eco-terrorist group the Sea Shepherds lost the Ady Gil, their shiny new speedboat when they tried to cut across the bow of a Japanese whaler (video at the link).

According to the Sea Shepherd’s website, the ‘Captain’ of the Ady Gil is chasing whaling vessel Shonan Maru No.2 all over the southern ocean trying to serve an arrest warrant against the whalers.  The eco-terrorists have decided to call the self-inflicted collision ‘attempted murder’, but Darwinism is a more accurate term.

bye bye batboat

Whoever decided it was a good idea to give Captain Asshat another boat to chase the whaler probably needs some sort of licence revoked.